January 23, 2018

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Cornwall braces for Storm Brian


Experts say dramatic weather conditions created by the phenomenon, caused when central pressure in an area of low pressure falls rapidly, will see 60mph winds hit parts of southern Britain this morning. National flood duty manager for the Environment Agency Ben Lukey warned members of the public against posing for photos during the hazardous conditions. Read More »

Minnesota's job count grows in September


The department said the job growth gave the state its highest private-sector employment level ever at a seasonally adjusted 2,543,200. Maine's unemployment rate was lower than the national rate of 4.2 percent and the New England rate of 3.9 percent. Read More »

Iranian Army chief Bagheri in Syria for bilateral talks

Iran has been one of Assad's strongest supporters since the country's crisis began more than six years ago and has sent thousands of Iranian-backed militiamen to boost his troops against opponents. Following the meeting, Shoigu said that the Israeli request was unrealistic and exaggerated. Israel and Hezbollah last fought a war in 2006. There were no reports of injuries or property damage. Read More »

Rochester and Buffalo submit Amazon bid


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a letter yesterday to Amazon's CEO selling the virtues of investing in Canada, to help all Canadian cities with their bids. In Tucson, a 21 foot Saguaro was given to Amazon to spike their chances of getting chosen. Toronto's pitch to the tech giant, released Thursday, highlighted promises to grow the city's tech talent pool and the affordability of labour here, but offered no special subsidies. Read More »

Nivea catches backlash over racist ad for 'lighter skin'


Nivea, a personal care brand known for its skin- and body-care products, is now facing an onslaught of criticism for a skin-lightening product it launched in Africa, which, allegedly, specifically targets black women. We love our skin in it's original creation. We will. Every African everywhere should stop buying any Nivea product. We would like to emphasize that this campaign is in no way meant to demean or glorify any person's needs or preferences in skin care . Read More »

Dunlap: DHS Grants Maine's Request For Another REAL ID Waiver


That gave the state the grounds to seek the extension that was granted Wednesday. Real ID establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver's licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the act's minimum standards. Read More »

Trump falls on the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list

His fortune increased $15.5 billion - the biggest gainer in terms of dollars on the list , according to the magazine. Forbes said the value of some of Trump's Manhattan real estate holdings had declined recently. He was no. 156 a year ago. "A tough NY real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign all contributed to the declining fortune of the 45th president", Forbes wrote . Read More »

North Korea warns USA could face 'unimaginable' strike


The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan conducts joint drills with the South Korean navy at sea on October 19, 2017. A statement from North Korea's Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills said: 'The US is running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones. Read More »

Lego sets release date for Women of NASA sets


Nancy Grace Roman was the first woman to hold an executive role at NASA , and was instrumental in planning the Hubble Telescope. The collection costs $24.99 (£19) and will be available to purchase in NY from October 28, while the rest of the world will have to wait a few more days when it hits the stores on November 1. Read More »

Bodies found locked in embrace in California national park


The bodies were discovered in the same area that two former Cal State Fullerton students, Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso, went missing in late July, but authorities have yet to determine whether the cases are connected. Sunday, that search led him to a wash a few miles from Maze Loop, where he found pieces of clothing, water bottles and food wrappers. The couple's auto was later found in the park. Read More »

Trump's visit to Korea confirmed for November 7


After meeting with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Seoul, Sullivan said the US continues to view diplomacy, supported by pressure and sanctions, as the primary means for solving the North Korean nuclear problem. He will also deliver a speech at South Korea's National Assembly to highlight the need for the worldwide community to put the strongest pressure on North Korea. Read More »

Smart Home? Toronto Moves to Create a Smart Neighborhood


The Toronto project (which you can check out here) looks to revitalize the entire 800-acre Port Lands area, which Sidewalk Labs said is one of North America's largest areas of underdeveloped urban land. The announcement is proof that Toronto has become a magnet for worldwide companies, drawn to the city's economic strength and cultural diversity, said Shauna Brail , U of T's presidential adviser on urban engagement and director of the university's urban studies program. Read More »

At least seven martyred, 22 injured in Quetta truck bombing


While 22 others were injured and are being treated at the hospital in Quetta . POLICEMAN GUNNED DOWN: In a separate incident, Police Inspector Abdul Salam was gunned down on Quetta's Qambrani Road. Both Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and President Mamnoon Hussain condemned the blast and expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the attack. Read More »

Quinnipiac Poll: Northam has 14% edge over Gillespie


The poll has a 4.2% margin of error . Meanwhile, a new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that Northam now holds a 14-point voter lead in the region, with 53-39 in support of the Democrat. Almost 3 out of 4 Independents (71%) say Trump is not a factor in their choice. Former President Barack Obama will attend a rally with Northam on Thursday. Read More »

North Korean Diplomat: Nuclear War May Break out at any Moment


Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said that cooperation between regional countries is also important to bring about a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. The problem seems to be that no one has a coherent strategy to deal with the threat that would be posed by a North Korea with nuclear weapons. The situation on the Korean peninsula has intensified in recent months, especially after Pyongyang held two ballistic missile tests in July, which both North Korea and the USA claim to be as ... Read More »

At Least 34 Killed in Wildfires Ravaging Portugal, Spain


But cooler, wetter weather is approaching, which may give some respite to firefighters tackling the blazes. He is reported to be one of around 15 people in serious or critical condition in hospitals around Portugal . Regional President Alberto Nunez Feijoo called them "bordering on homicidal" and the Rural Environment Council also mentioned a "clear intent" behind the numerous blazes. Read More »

Babar, Shadab put Pakistan 2-0 up

Sri Lanka found themselves 93 for 7 when Vandersay joined Tharanga at the crease as the Pakistan attack made short work of the Sri Lankan top order. "It's disappointing to lose", he said. Boundaries came at a premium, but Azam stroked six fours en route his seventh ODI ton, while Shadab's 68-ball 52 had only one. Read More »

North Korea's threats 'strengthen Australia's resolve' - Julie Bishop


Regarding a preemptive strike on North Korea , he said it will be the final option under the premise that economic sanctions fail to change the North Korean regime. Under the regime of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un , they have tested their short-range missile 50 times. Labor frontbencher Ed Husic said North Korea not only represented a threat to the region but also global security. Read More »

Freed hostage says Taliban-linked captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife


Mr. Boyle, who is presented alone in front of the press, said that his daughter had been killed and his wife raped because he refused to give in to "an offer" of kidnappers that he has refused to describe in detail. "And so I can say to you I did see the truth, and the truth was that auto was riddled with bullets". Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nafees Zakaria, said the rescue raid was based on a tip from US intelligence and shows that Pakistan will act against a "common enemy" when ... Read More »

Hamas, Fatah Ink Deal on Palestinian Reconciliation


But, after the reconciliation deal thousands of Palestinians now look forward to better times ahead. Palestinians celebrate after Hamas said it reached a deal with Palestinian rival Fatah, in Gaza City, on October 12, 2017. It has fought three wars with Israel since 2008 and the blockaded Gaza Strip has seen deteriorating humanitarian conditions. The crossing has remained largely closed in recent years. Read More »

49ers Cut LB NaVorro Bowman After Failing To Find Trade Partner


Rather than trade Bowman, though, the Niners elected to release the four-time All-Pro outright, as made known by the team's website . A Defensive Player of the Year caliber season for Bowman came to an agonizing end in the 49ers' loss to the Seahawks in the NFC title game in 2014 when he suffered a torn ACL and MCL on a goal-line stand. Read More »

Attempted NC prison break leaves several employees injured


Officials say fires at the prison have been extinguished, and the situation is "under control". However, there are reports of at least three injuries with the possibility of two critical. The Pasquotank County Sheriff's Department, along with the State Bureau of Investigation, are investigating the incident. Several employees injured. Read More »